Myers-Burrage-Graham Papers (I) Group A
Scope and Contents
Group A; Papers of Moses Myers, and his sons Samuel Myers (1790-1829) lawyer in Norfolk and Pensacola, Fla. and John Myers (1787-1830) merchant of Norfolk. Includes papers of Barton Myers (1853-1927), mayor of Norfolk, Va. and his family.
- Creation: 1776-1925
- Myers, Moses, 1752-1835 (Person)
- Myers, Barton, 1853-1927 (Person)
- Myers, Kate Baldwin (Person)
- Myers, R. Baldwin, 1883- (Person)
Language of Materials
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Moses Myers (1752-1835) was born in New York City. He was a prominent Jewish merchant in Norfolk, Va. moving there in 1787. He was consul for the Netherlands, vice-consul for Denmark and served as collector of customs for the district of Norfolk and Portsmouth. He served in the Revolutionary War and later in the Virginia militia. He was President of the Norfolk Common Council. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki:
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Arrangement of Materials:
The Myers-Burrage-Graham Papers (I) has been divided into three groups, A, B, and C. This finding aid is for Group A only. Overall, the papers of the Myers, Burrage and Graham families document six generations of a prominent Jewish family of Norfolk, Va. The bulk of the collection relates to Moses Myers and his children, particularly Samuel (1790-1829), John Myers (1787-1830) and his grandson Barton Myers (1853-1927). There are papers of collateral relatives Col. James Duncan Graham (1799-1865), topographical engineer and Vice-Admiral Guy Hamilton Burrage (1867-1954).
Processed by Antonio Bly in 2000.
Genre / Form
- Episcopal Church--Missions--Japan
- Florida--History--19th century
- Jamestown Exposition (1907)
- Jamestown Ter-centennial Exposition (1907)
- Norfolk (Va.)--History--19th century
- Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century
- Pensacola (Fla.)--History
- Portsmouth (Va.)--History--19th century
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
- United States--History--War of 1812
- United States--Jewish History
- United States--Revolutionary War--1775-1783
- World War, 1914-1918
- Guide to the Myers-Burrage-Graham Papers (I) Group A
- Finding Aid Authors: Antonio Bly.
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- The collection description/finding aid is written in English
- May 24th, 2018: Updated by Anne Johnson in 2009 and 2011.